New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 11, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas
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Esther Nell Holcomb Montgomery
After a long and peaceful life of over 94 years, Esther Nell Holcomb Montgomery passed into eternal rest.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Robert George Montgomery Jr.. and looked forward to see him again in
Edward A. Ebensberger
Edward A. Ebensberger passed away on Jan. 8, 2011, at the age of 91. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion and was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church Seguin. He also attended Forest Hills Baptist Church.
Edward is survived by his daughter Peggy A. Wunneburger; daughter Karen Ryan with husband Philip; sister-in-
Heaven. She is also survived by her daughters, Nancy Ford and husband Jerry of New Braunfels, and Pam Davis and her husband Terry of Houston; grandchildren Angela Ford Brudnick and her husband William, Lauren Davis Sears and husband Chris, Matt and MaryAnn Davis, Marc Davis, and Michael and Yabiz Davis; and great grandchildren Tyler, Josh and Abby Brudnick.
She was the daughter of Early Ernest Holcomb and Lela Mae McAnally Holcomb of Liberty Hill, and sister to Mildred Holcomb Davis, Zula Holcomb McCleod, and Doyle Holcomb. She is survived by her sister, Genita Holcomb Walton of Longview and numerous nieces and nephews.
Nell was born in Alto and grew up in Liberty Hill amongst many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She graduated from Grapeland High School. She met the love of her life, George, on a blind date in 1938. In short order, he took her away to California and they settled in an apartment overlooking the famous Coconut Grove where they could hear the strains of the big bands at night. WWII brought them back to Houston, Texas and into the arms
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stood at a lectern in his beige prison jumpsuit. A U.S. marshal stood guard nearby.
The judge asked if he understood that he could get life in prison — or the death penalty — for killing federal Judge John Roll, one of six who died in the shooting rampage at Giffords' outdoor meeting with constituents Saturday in Tucson.
"Yes," he said. His newly appointed lawyer, Judy Clarke, stood beside him as the judge ordered Loughner held without bail.
Throngs of reporters and television news crews lined up outside the federal courthouse, where the hearing was moved from Tucson. The entire federal bench there recused itself because Roll was the chief judge.
President Barack Obama will travel to Arizona on Wednes-
Heart of Texas Cremations
of their large families. Through the years, they entertained their family with many sweet and sometimes colorful stories of their childhoods and their California adventures. Nell loved her family completely, and lived for their happiness. She was a thoughtful homemaker, talented seamstress, great cook, devoted grandmother and gentle Christian. Her home was her world and she wanted nothing more.
The family would like to thank Kirkwood Nursing Home of New Braunfels for their years of kind and attentive care and to express gratitude and special thanks to her devoted caregiver and friend, Josie Hernandez. They would also like to thank all of those who have offered their prayers and support.
Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey and Foster of Palestine 903-729-2248. The memorial service will be at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. on T hursday, January 13, with interment following at Augusta Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family would request that remembrances be made to Hope Hospice of New Braunfels or to the charity of their choice. Online guestbook is www.meaningfulfunerals.net.
day to attend a memorial service for the victims, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the president's trip had not been publicly announced.
Earlier in the day, the nation observed a moment of silence for the victims, from the South Lawn of the White House and the steps of the U.S. Capitol to legislatures beyond Arizona and the planet itself.
At the International Space Station, Giffords' brother-in-law, Scott, the commanding officer, spoke over the radio as flight controllers in Houston fell silent.
law Margie Ebensberger; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held in the chapel at Goetz Funeral Home on Wednesday, Jan. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church Seguin at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13,
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None of the students involved had prescriptions with them that would permit them to possess the drugs, he said.
"It’s very unusual that we have these types of calls ... involving juveniles of that age,” Penshorn said.
Trazodone, sometimes known by the brand name Desyrel, is a tetracyclic antidepressant sometimes used to treat anxiety or chronic pain. Potential side-effects can include thoughts of suicide. Divalproex sodium, sometimes known as Depakote, can be used to treat epilepsy, chronic pain or migraines. Published reports list potential side effects, including an increased chance of serious birth defects.
“All three (juvenile suspects) were taken to a juvenile pro-bation, where they were processed,” said Penshorn. The boys were taken to the Guadalupe County juvenile detention facility, as Comal County doesn’t have one.
Possession is a Class C misdemeanor; delivering or offering to deliver is a state jail felony.
Federal law prohibits the school district from discussing disciplinary issues, said NBISD Public Information Officer Stephanie Ferguson, who noted that the NBMS principal contacted the NBPD as soon as he learned of the situation.
“We’re in the business of setting students up for success. Unfortunately, from time to time, students make poor choices. When they do, we
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with interment following at Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the Forest Hills Baptist Church Beautification Fund. Please visit our online register book at www.goetzfuneral.com.
must follow the student code of conduct to make sure students are punished and learn from their mistakes, while we maintain an environment for all other students that is safe and conducive to learning,” Ferguson said.
“Anything like this is very serious and we take it very seriously. We have a zero tolerance for this type of behavior,” she said.
The arrest marks a trifecta of scandals in one school week for NBISD. On Monday, teacher and coach Clinton David Beck was arrested on charges of sexting a 13-year-old OakRun Middle School female student. On Wednesday, former director of special programs Elisa Racanelli was indicted on charges of tampering with transcripts in an effort to help two seniors gain admittance to the University of Texas.
The three events overshadow a call placed to New Braunfels police Wednesday. A student in the after-school program at New Braunfels Middle School allegedly bit another student who tackled him in a game of football in the gym, said Penshorn.
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The Comal County burn ban remained in effect Monday. Authorities believe arsonists were literally play-ing with fire in a brushy canyon where flames can easily spread to nearby residential areas, O'Connell said in an earlier interview.
“It’s such a dangerous (dry) condition. Even with the damp mornings, we have unique fuels like cedar, and the proximity of homes on both sides of the canyon make any fire in the area extremely dangerous. Fire can gain ground very quickly and become very large and very dangerous in a short time there."
Thursdays blaze had more time to spread. New Braunfels Lire Department crews arrived to find fire had started down in the canyon and extended upward. They had to access it from atop of the canyon wall, spraying water
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ping, according to published reports.
“Sara Nadeau did... intentionally or knowingly abduct the said (victim) with intent to violate and abuse sexually the said victim,” the Jan. 5 indictment reads.
Nadeau’s charges stem from the events of Feb. 12, 2010 when, according to the indictment, Nadeau abducted, restrained, hid and held the victims in a place where they weren’t likely to be found.
It alleges she restricted the victims’ movements, took them outside the state with-
Smith County District Judge Christi Kennedy sentenced life in prison for the two men who were responsible for the
down a 25-foot cliff and extinguishing the Fire.
“I’m confident we've got the parties in both fires and 1 do not expect them to continue,’’O’Connell said Monday evening.
“A lot of people in our society would probably consider this kids being kids’ or curi-oustty-based Fire play. When you set fires like this, it’s a property crime and it could have resulted in the loss of property."
Additional interviews are expected in the case. No arrests have been made.
“Were working with juvenile authorities to determine what we’re going to do with them ... to make sure they don’t pose an additional risk to the community,” O’Connell said.
"I’m not real sure what their motive was," he said.
Anyone with information about suspicious fires is urged to contact the New Braunfels Fire Department at 830-221-4200.
out parental permission, confining them with intent to violate and sexually abuse the victims.
Nadeau “intentionally and knowingly abduct(ed the vic-tim) by restraning ... with intent to prevent her liberation by secreting anti holding her in a place where she was not likely to be found and did restrict the movement," the indictment alleges.
Authorities say the girls were taken from Comal County and found in California, and returned to their families weeks later only after a meeting was arranged with one of the victim’s family’s attorneys.
A pre-tri il hearing is set for Jan. 18 in Hamm’s case.
Smith County church arsons.
Daniel McAllister and Jason Bourque pled guilty in December and waved their right to a trial.
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Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Carmen Malcolm, who passed away on Jan. 6,2011 at the Colonial Manor Care Center at the age of 91 years.
Ismael Salazar, Sr.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Zoeller Funeral Home for Ismael Salazar, Sr. who passed away on Jan. 9,2011 in New Braunfels at the age of 83 years.
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